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So many things to do and think about, my world is a bit topsy turvy at the moment. It’s been work, work, work. And then on top of that, more work. But there are still tasty things in the gaps to keep me going. Here are some of them.

Listening:
My Feb 15 soundtrack is basically Taylor Swift’s 1989, Sia’s 1000 Forms of Fear, David Guetta feat. Sia (Titanium) and Simple Minds’ Don’t You (Forget About Me) (those latter two because I watched Pitch Perfect again the other day and they got stuck in my head). Oh and I listened to Haim’s Days Are Gone several times on loop the other day too.

(Side note: the first four paras of this Jes Baker post…yep, that’s me except replace “social services” with “Christian ministry”)

Reading:
My current audiobook is Kate Morton’s The Forgotten Garden. I’m really enjoying it, though it took me a while to get into (I think those multi-threaded, jumping back and forth in time kind of stories are a bit more challenging if you’re only listening and can’t get a sense of them on the page).

My current Kindle book is Brené Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection which is wonderful. I love her style, so straightforward and honest.

Learning:
I’ve been playing along with the Etsy Resolution series aimed at revamping my Etsy store. It was probably not the best time to do it, what with having to tie up the loose ends (and mountain of work) at SU. I just don’t have the time or brain space to devote to it. Not to worry; the lessons are very helpful and will come in handy down the track.

Also watching the BBC series The Human Body for my massage course. So excellent.

Dreaming (but not sleeping)
My available brain space is taken up with my burgeoning diary project. I’m so excited about it, but there’s a lot to it. As well as the fun part of drawing, writing, and designing it, I’m getting printer quotes and thinking about crowdfunding (going to a Pozible workshop this week to learn more) and trying to work out how viable the whole thing is. To say I do not really have business nous is an understatement but yay – there is so much help available on the internet.

I heard about Marie Forleo’s B School and signed up for her very helpful intro videos. I can’t afford to apply for B School yet, but I applied for a scholarship…you never know! Here’s my application video (and a bit more about what the diary project is):

My eyebrows look really far apart on video. Interesting.

Of course I didn’t get any sleep last night because I started thinking about all the other things I could do with this. I could go and meet interesting people and interview them and do a short video series on gratitude. I could write more on the topic and that might turn into a book. I could…I could do many things.

For now, though, I would settle for a bit more mental clarity and good, sound sleep!